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Posted: January 10, 2017

WATCH: Clemson wins national championship with dramatic touchdown pass on final drive

Take a virtual reality look at the madness at the 2017 National Championship, where the Clemson Tigers beat Alabama Crimson Tide. Clemson ran on the field to celebrate with one second left on the clock. (Video by Ryon Horne/AJC)

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            WATCH: Clemson wins national championship with dramatic touchdown pass on final drive
Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Andrew Astleford

SEC Country

TAMPA, Fla. —

Clemson won the national championship with a clutch final drive.

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Quarterback Deshaun Watson connected with wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with one second left to beat Alabama 35-31 on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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On the previous drive, Alabama took the lead with a wild drive of its own, capped by an athletic touchdown run by quarterback Jalen Hurts. But it wasn’t enough for the Crimson Tide to claim a second consecutive national title.

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Alabama looked to be in good shape entering the fourth quarter with 24-14 lead. But it wasn’t meant to be, and Clemson earned the right to celebrate during a memorable night in Tampa.

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